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Unfinished remake of "My Favorite Wife," due to the firing of Marilyn Monroe from the film. She was eventually re-hired, but died in August, 1962. Film was never completed. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Voted 10 ... Monroe deserves it. See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Marilyn Monroe ... Ellen Wagstaff Arden

Dean Martin ... Nicholas 'Nick' Arden

Cyd Charisse ... Bianca Russell Arden

Tom Tryon ... Steven Burkett / Adam
Alexandra Heilweil ... Lita Arden
Robert Christopher Morley ... Timmy Arden

Wally Cox ... Shoe Salesman

Phil Silvers ... Johnson

John McGiver ... The Judge
Grady Sutton ... The Judge's Clerk
Eloise Hardt ... Miss Worth
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Steve Allen ... Psychiatrist (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Cukor 
 
Writing credits
Bella Spewack (screenplay "My Favorite Wife (1940)") &
Sam Spewack (screenplay "My Favorite Wife (1940)")

Arnold Schulman  screenplay unused &
Nunnally Johnson  screenplay &
Walter Bernstein  screenplay

Produced by
Gene Allen .... associate producer
Henry T. Weinstein .... producer (as Henry Weinstein)
Peter Levathes .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Johnny Mercer 
 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer 
Leo Tover 
 
Film Editing by
Tori Rodman 
 
Art Direction by
Gene Allen 
 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist (as Sidney Guilaroff)
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist: Miss Monroe (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Raguse .... production sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clyde Taylor .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Evelyn Moriarty .... stand-in: Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
 
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George Cukor .... dedicatee
Dean Martin .... dedicatee
Marilyn Monroe .... dedicatee
 

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37 min (2001 version)
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Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

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Dean Martin reportedly threatened to walk off the set when he heard Marilyn Monroe was out, so she was rehired.See more »
Quotes:
Ellen Wagstaff Arden:Come on, the water's so refreshing! You know, after you finish doing, uh... you know.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in "Arena: Screen Goddesses" (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Something's Gotta GiveSee more »

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Dean Martin & Lee Remick---How Did They Meet?
Lee Remick---Was She Paid For "Something"?
George Gobel---Was He Suppose to Have a Part in "Something"?
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Voted 10 ... Monroe deserves it., 22 April 2004
Author: yikes7todd from Rantoul, Illinois

I voted 10 on what they could put together with the last pieces of film of Marilyn Monroe. The opportunity to see her one more time is reason enough for high scoring this film/collection a 10.

At times she does look a bit "out of it", but a lot of that may have been due to her own lack of genuine "enthusiasm" for this script. I don't know if this vidio shows the early wardrobe test, but that wardrobe test along with the swimming pool scene does show that Marilyn Monroe still had all of her talent and beauty nipped in a bud. "Enthusiasm" was one of the keys to Marilyn Monroe's spirit and talent, which she would have held during this films beginning with the wardrobe test, as well I am sure that she couldn't help but to have had enthusiasm with the freedom of filming the swimming pool scene. Regarding such, one can recall what Patricia Ryan/Whittier High School Teacher once stated back in 1937, that being.....

Thus to you I say: never lose your enthusiasm - merely direct it - and that same enthusiasm will take you "where you want to go."

Madame Ryan would later marry Richard M. Nixon.

Perhaps the reasons and facts regarding the life and death of Marilyn Monroe may never be uncovered, but I always have found joy in watching her on screen and in the reading of her life, or in just looking at a candid snap shot photograph of her. She had incredible talent as an actress. She had an incredible spirit that moved off the screen and touched many people's hearts. And she was just as pretty as a pretty person can be and then even prettier.

Dean Martin deserves mention here, as it has often been reported that it was due to his insistence (and contract right) that the movie continue with Marilyn Monroe and no one else, after she was dismissed from the film. This then forced the studio to hire her back. For the record and to Marilyn Monroe's credit, she was hired back at a more deserving salary.

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